• The Conference

Agenda


Monday, November 7

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm Special Presentation by UAS Magazine
UAS 101: Understanding The Basic Capabilities of Drones, Services and End-Use Applications
Wassaja 112
4:20 pm – 5:00 pm Arizona Military Installations – The Community Champions
Wassaja 112
  • Joseph Cuffari, Policy Advisor, Office of the Arizona Governor
  • Ron Sites, President and Executive Director, Fighter Country Partnership
  • Julie Pastrick, President and CEO, Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
  • Mignonne Hollis, Executive Director, Arizona Regional Development Foundation D.C.
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Summit & Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
    Wassaja 110/111
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    Tuesday, November 8

    7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
    Wassaja Foyer
    8:30 am – 8:40 am Opening Remarks
    Wassaja 112
  • Luke Geiver, Editor, UAS Magazine
  • 8:40 am – 8:50 am Welcome and Regional Economic Overview
    Wassaja 112
  • Mignonne Hollis, Executive Director, Arizona Regional Development Foundation D.C.
  • 8:50 am – 9:15 am Seizing The Opportunity: How Arizona and Aerospace Connect
    Wassaja 112
  • Marisa Walker, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Planning/ Infrastructure, Arizona Commerce Authority
  • 9:15 am – 9:30 am Understanding the Evolution: Current and Developing UAS Storylines That Will Matter In 2017
    Wassaja 112
  • Luke Geiver, Editor, UAS Magazine
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am Commercial Integration Into the Airspace: Perspective From the Military
    Wassaja 112
  • Hoyt Slocum, Vice Wing Commander 161 ARW, Arizona Air National Guard
  • David Stine, Airspace Manager and Chief of Wing Scheduling, Arizona Air National Guard
  • Charles Buchanan, Director, 56 Range Management Office, Luke Air Force Base
  • 10:00 am – 6:30 pm Expo Open
    Wassaja 110/111
    10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break In The Expo
    Wassaja 110/111
    11:00 am – 11:30 am Co-Creation For Commercial UAS Applications: Local Motors Global Efforts Into Cargo Delivery and Next Gen UAV Design
    Wassaja 112
  • Alex Palmer, Design Engineer, Local Motors
  • 11:30 am – Noon Night Flight Trailblazers: Why Tremco and Industrial Sky Works Became The First Approved Night Flight Operation In The U.S.
    Wassaja 112
  • Michael Cohen, President & CEO, Industrial SkyWorks
  • Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch In The Expo
    Wassaja 110/111
    1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
    Clearing The Air: Can Local Law Enforcement Carry Out The FAA's Drone Regulations?
    Wassaja 112
  • Michael Hrnicek, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General State of Arizona
  • Leonardo Garcia, Master Instructor of UAS Operations, Unmanned Safety Institute
  • James Lawrence, President, Drone Control Systems
  • 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
    Managing Expectations: Serving Multiple End-User Markets From The DOD To Railroads
    Wassaja 112
  • Rafael Gaytan, President, AUV Flight Services
  • 2:45 pm– 3:00 pm Benefits of Membership: An Update on the Arizona Autonomous Vehicles Club
    Wassaja 112
  • David Hung, President, Arizona Autonomous Vehicles Club
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break In The Expo
    Wassaja 110/111
    3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Dealing With The Desert: UAS Operations Improving Regional Commercial Operations
    Wassaja 112
    Integrating UAVs Into Current And Future Field Applications For Specialty Crop Producers
  • Paul Brierley, Executive Director, Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture
  • Kurt Nolte, Director, Yuma Agricultural Center

  • Collecting Award-Winning Survey Data Through UAS
  • Mary Darling, CEO, Darling Geomatics
  • Rich Darling, President, Darling Geomatics
  • 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Federal Preemption On UAS Laws: Necessity Or Intrusion?
    Wassaja 112
  • Sarah Nilsson, Attorney And Assistant Aviation Law Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Jeffrey Antonelli, Founder, Antonelli Law
  • Michael Hrnicek, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General State of Arizona
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Networking Reception In The Expo
    Wassaja 110/111
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International: Saguaro Chapter Meeting
    Sunrise 104

    Wednesday, November 9

    7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast In The Expo
    Wassaja 110/111
    7:30 am – 1:30 pm Expo Open
    Wassaja 110/111
    8:30 am – 8:40 am Opening Remarks and Event Review
    Wassaja 112
  • Luke Geiver, Editor, UAS Magazine
  • 8:40 am – 9:00 am UAS Buyers Guide: The Products UAS Entities Are Purchasing Today and Why They Are Purchasing
    Wassaja 112
  • Andrew Osbrink, Solutions Engineer, Unmanned Systems Source
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Engineering The Future: Design Strategies, Capabilities For Better UAV Performance
    Wassaja 112
    Turning Into Reality: Powering Drones With Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
  • Julian Hughes, Commercial Director, Intelligent Energy

  • Achieving Safer Drone Flights Through Technology Redundancies
  • Simon Morris, Chief Operating Officer, Altus US

  • Specialized R&D and Platform Redesign of sUAS
  • Callie Groth, Vice President of Operations & Business Development, BrockTek

  • Engineering the Future With Industry Input
  • Marius Gheorghe, Engineering Manager, Ideal Aerosmith Inc.
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break In The Expo
    Wassaja 110/111
    10:30 am – 11:00 am Next Gen UAS: Combining Balloon and UAS Tech For High Altitude Operations
    Wassaja 112
  • Justin Langlois, Vice President of Stratollite Applications, World View
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am U.S. Department of Commerce’s Role in Developing UAS At Home and Abroad
    Wassaja 112
  • Fernando Jimenez, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce-U.S. Commercial Services
  • 11:30 am – Noon University-Led UAS Work in the Southwest
    Wassaja 112
  • Scott Smas, Program Manager, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
  • Austin Yamada, Director, UAS Defense and Security Initiative, The University of Arizona
  • Johnny Young, Program Chair for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
  • Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch In The Expo
    Wassaja 110/111
    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm On The UAS Horizon: Legal Considerations Every UAS Interested-Party Needs To Know
    Wassaja 112
  • Jeffrey Antonelli, Founder, Antonelli Law
  • Thomas Gemmell, Shareholder, Polsinelli Law
  • 3:00 pm Summit Adjourns
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